Lecturer in Economics


Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Field of Specialty

Central banking, especially Federal Reserve System.
New England economic development.

Contact Information

Sachar International Center 001D

Lynn Elaine Browne

Lynn Browne is an economist specializing in monetary policy and regulatory matters, as well as regional economic development. From 1975 to 2011, Dr. Browne worked as an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, most recently as Executive Vice President and Economic Advisor. From 1993 to 2001, she was the Bank's Director of Research and oversaw the Bank's scholarly research and monetary policy analysis. During this period, she regularly attended meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC.)
Dr. Browne's personal research has focused on issues pertaining to the New England economy and on financial crises. She has developed a website on the implications of the decline of manufacturing in the United States (www.amorevitaleconomy.com.)


Browne, Lynn Elaine. "Massachusetts over the Past Thirty-Five Years." Massachusetts Benchmarks July 2012: 11-18.

Browne, Lynn Elaine, with Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Springfield Team. Housing Policy and Poverty in Springfield. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Community Affairs Department: 2011.

Browne, Lynn Elaine with Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Springfield Team. Towards a More Prosperous Springfield, MA: What Jobs Exist for People without a College Education. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Community Affairs Department: 2009.

Browne, Lynn Elaine. "U.S. Economic Performance: Good Fortune, Bubble or New Era." New England Economic Review May/June (1999).

Browne, Lynn Elaine, with Rebecca Hellerstein and Jane Sneddon Little. "Inflation, Asset Markets and Economic Stabilization: Lessons from Asia." New England Economic Review September/October. (1998).

Browne, Lynn Elaine, with Alicia H. Munnell, Geoffrey M.B. Tootell, and James McEneaney. "Mortgage Lending in Boston: Interpreting the HMDA Data." American Economic Review March (1996).

Courses Taught

ECON 173a Central Banking: Theory and Policy
ECON 235a Central Banking Seminar